Honda Racing 60th Anniversary
Sato Headlines in Senna McLaren MP4/4 at Goodwood
July 7, 2019
Honda’s celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Grand Prix racing continued on day three of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and it was Takuma Sato who really experienced the goosebumps with his first ever drive of one of the McLaren MP4/4.
Honda Celebrates 60th Anniversary of World Grand Prix Participation
June 27, 2019
Since its beginning, Honda has strived to reach the pinnacle in its motorsports challenges. In 1954, to realize his dream of becoming the world’s best, company founder Soichiro Honda declared the company’s entry into the Isle of Man TT in the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (WGP), the premier class at the time. For the next five years, Honda developed the racing machines, and on June 3, 1959, became the first Japanese motorcycle manufacturer to enter the Isle of Man TT. Since Junzo Suzuki, Naomi Taniguchi, Giichi Suzuki and Teisuke Tanaka rode their RC142 racing bikes in the 125cc class, 60 years have passed.